Maybe The N64 Rainbow Road Isn't As Great As We All Remember

Rainbow Road on the N64 is the stuff of legends, so Nintendo set a high bar for itself when it remade the track for the Wii U. Many fans were dismayed by how much shorter it is compared to the original. But a new video from the brothers who hacked Mario Kart 8 makes a convincing case that the truncated version is a… » 8/26/14 12:30pm 8/26/14 12:30pm

Mario Kart 8 Hack Launches Luigi Into Space

This is a video of a ghost version of Luigi riding around Mario Kart 8's Rainbow Road. But don't worry: this doesn't mean he's come back to haunt us all with a new, supernatural death stare. » 7/16/14 5:00pm 7/16/14 5:00pm

Morrowind-in-Skyrim Video Shows Modders' Impressive Progress

The team of Elder Scrolls fans working on Skywind—the project bringing Morrowind into the series' most modern engine—released their first development video yesterday. It's five breathtaking minutes of the massive effort needed to properly bring a beloved 12-year-old game into present day. » 1/05/14 11:04am 1/05/14 11:04am

Funky Tecmo Super Bowl Mod Creates Street Version of Gridiron Classic

A legion of editors have kept the nearly 22-year-old Tecmo Super Bowl relevant with mods that allow the game to be played with the modern NFL or college teams. Well, did you know the series also has a 7-on-7 arcade-style version, too? It's free. » 10/14/13 12:00pm 10/14/13 12:00pm

Amazing Frankenconsole Contains the Guts of 18 Different Platforms

There's an easy way to play 18 different console formats (or more) on a single device. Most of us would use an emulator. But modder John Grayson chooses to do things not because they are easy, but because they are hard. » 4/16/13 11:00am 4/16/13 11:00am

An Extraordinary History of the Modern First-Person Shooter and its…

Level designer and writer Robert Yang has written up a fascinating "People's History of the FPS" as a three part series at Rock, Paper, Shotgun. In it, Yang posits that first-person gaming and first-person-shooters are not, as we tend to think of them, just an industry-dominated gorefest with a linear evolution, but… » 9/21/12 1:00pm 9/21/12 1:00pm

Super Pixel Bros. is a Playable Super Mario Bros., in Only 64 Pixels

This is Super Mario Bros. reduced to a 64-pixel version (sorta). Modder Brad Slattery made this handheld 8 by 8 LED board which displays a playable Super Mario Bros., if you use a lot of imagination, of course. Mario is just a single yellow blip. » 9/18/11 6:00pm 9/18/11 6:00pm

Modders Celebrate the New NFL Season by Updating Tecmo Super Bowl to…

Ah, and now the football video game that really is just a roster and uniform update, and that's all everyone wants it to be. Just in time for the NFL's kickoff tomorrow, modders today released Tecmo Super Bowl 2012. It's the same NES classic you've loved for 20 years, updated with the stars of the current league. » 9/07/11 10:00pm 9/07/11 10:00pm

Brit Modder Wiped Out, but Doesn't Get Jail

A British programmer said to have reaped some £600,000 selling modchips that bypassed copy protection on four consoles avoided jail at his sentencing today, but only because the father of two was bankrupted by his conviction. » 5/10/10 8:30pm 5/10/10 8:30pm

Bad Company 2 Devs Have Nothing But Love For The Modding Community

The PC version of Battlefield: Bad Company 2 might not support mods, but developer DICE has nothing but love for the modding community. Producer Gordon Van Dyke talked modding and modders in yesterday's Kotaku Talk Radio podcast. » 3/04/10 2:30pm 3/04/10 2:30pm

All Counts Thrown Out in Criminal Case v. UK Modder

Wednesday, a UK judge threw out 26 charges against the self-styled "No. 1 name in console modifications," leaving MrModChips, as Neil Higgs is known, to freely do his business (from his parents' home.) More broadly, some are hailing the decision as effectively legalizing legalising console modifications in Great… » 6/14/08 12:00pm 6/14/08 12:00pm